The Laws of God Regarding Secret Combinations

Church Educational System
In Ether 8:18–22 we learn four important things:
  1. Secret combinations are wicked and forbidden of the Lord (see vv. 18–19).
  2. Secret combinations are “had among all people” (v. 20).
  3. Secret combinations “caused the destruction” of both the Jaredite and Nephite nations (v. 21).
  4. Whatever nation upholds secret combinations “shall be destroyed” (v. 22).

This last item is an important point to remember—to flourish, secret combinations need the support of the people.

Book of Mormon Student Manual (1996 Edition)